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Share Your Sweets: Carrots

I wonder who was the first person to look at a carrot and think: Cake! Who first discovered the beautiful synergy of a spiced loaf studded with moist orange shreds, smeared with tangy cream cheese frosting? I'd like to shake that person's hand. This week, you shared a few of your favorite carrot desserts—cakes and cupcakes, plus cookies and cookie sandwiches too! Check them all out in the slideshow. More

Bake the Book: Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies with Orange Cream Cheese Filling

Sarah Billingsley and Amy Treadwell, authors of Whoopie Pies discovered that the key to innovative whoopie creating is thinking outside the chocolate-marshmallow box. By taking the basic formula of flat little cakes plus icing equals whoopie pies, they've opened up a world of wonderful whoopie possibilities. By applying that basic whoopie formula to a carrot cake, Treadwell and Billingsley have created something wonderful—Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies with Orange Cream Cheese Filling More

Preserved: Carrot Cake Jam

This carrot cake jam is just the thing to make on the cusp of spring, when you're itching to bust out your canning supplies but strawberries and rhubarb aren't quite yet in season. It's filled with juicy raisins and crunchy walnuts, and spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. At first I was a bit skeptical about whether it would truly taste like carrot cake, but trust me—spread over any kind of bread with cream cheese (bagel, toast, English muffin, etc.), it's exactly like the real thing. More

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